There are some real treasures in the form of men’s fashion accessories out there, silk ties, cufflinks, watches, belts, brooches, gadgets, but you have to look hard and dig deep to find them and shuffle through all the flotsam that clogs the surface. If you’re simply browsing, then, all you’ll end up with is something mediocre, don’t waste your time, energy and money, do your research and get the most out of your dollar spent. Search and save. If you want a kick start in the right direction and save a little time? follow up on these names and you’re guaranteed success, you’ll walk away with some real treasures equal in quality and value to any big brand name, cufflinks, silk ties, wallets, casuals, suits and shirts. Ian Flaherty, Timothy Everest, Simon Carter, Veritas, Lbb London, and Shane McCoubrey, Cressida Bell, Victoria Richards, Neil Bottle, Babbette Wasserman, one thing they all have in common, British, but to be fair here is another name, Louis Feraud, French.
An Opening Anecdote
In 1971 Katherine took the extraordinary step of ordering tailor made blue denim jeans from her late lover’s Savile Row tailor. Hepburn’s commission foreshadowed bespoke denim collections launched in 2006 by Timothy Everest and Evisu.
Louis Feraud Floral Designer Tie
A colourful silk tie that reflects the brilliant hues of autumn by Louis Feraud, using tightly clad floral shapes that fill the tie completely. Semblance of an autumn day: Following in the footsteps of Jean Patou, a Paris fashion designer who invented the designer tie in 1920 Feraud sought to introduce a touch of femininity to men’s accessories, after all women buy 3 out of 4 ties. But Feraud was more than a fashion designer; he was an artist and entrepreneur and sought the success of his brand name as much as he did his paintings. Now for an ideal pair of cufflinks to match, easy enough, a floral rendition using Mother of Pearl by Simon Carter.
Simon Carter Mother of Pearl Petal Cufflinks
Mother of Pearl, the best that nature has to offer, transformed into a floral master piece by Simon carter. In this instance, the latest laser cutting technology for precision and economics is used to cut and shape Mother of Pearl. The delicate petals frame beautifully a small crystal representing the bud. The intervention of modern technology makes these gems affordable. Want a matching tie for these designer cufflinks? Look no further than this page.
Shane McCoubrey’s Signature Designer Silk Tie
The Splashes silk tie, as Shane calls it, has been the hallmark of his success as a fashion designer. After working for Gucci and Vuitton he decided to harness his energies and start his own brand, since then he has never looked back. Conde-Nast, Drapers and other respected fashion magazines have featured the man and his products. But Shane is bent on keeping a low profile so he can continue playing a hand on role and stay ahead of the game designing men’s fashion accessories that stand out from the crowd. His Splashes range of silk ties certainly achieves this status. On a base of rich cream faintly overlaid pink and silver stripes are overlaid again with brilliant splashes of colour arranged randomly, forming an abstract pattern, a tie to behold and a very popular choice for weddings. One thing is for certain you won’t have to worry about sitting next to someone who is wearing the same tie. ‘Worth more than a look’ Now the only matching cufflink imaginable ‘Cube Multi Coloured Swarovski Crystal Cufflink’ by Ian Flaherty London, like the splashes tie it sports hundreds of miniature coloured crystals that catch the light at every turn and mirror perfectly the brilliance of Shane’s masterpiece.
A closing Anecdote
Paris fashion designer, Jean Patou, invented the designer tie. He made silk ties from women’s clothing material including patterns inspired by the latest art movements of the day, Cubism and Art Deco.
Targeted toward women purchasers, his were highly successful. Today women buy 80 percent of sold in the US. Therefore ties are often displayed near the perfume or women’s clothing departments.
Designer ties made quite a splash in the 1960s, when designers from London’s Carnaby Street devised the Peacock Look and churned out wide, colourful ties in a variety of flowered, abstract and psychedelic patterns. Know mod (for modern) styles were the forerunners of the hippie movement, which often dispensed with neckties altogether, often favouring colourful scarves at the neck, or wearing open shirts with chains or medallions.